Weslaco High postpones start of football due to COVID concerns

WESLACO — The Weslaco High Panthers, who were getting ready and making their final preparations to kick off their 2020 high school football season...

McAllen ISD reports two COVID-19 cases, student-athletes recovered

McALLEN — A pair of McAllen ISD student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school district. McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez and...

La Joya High, Juarez-Lincoln withdraw from football season

LA JOYA — The La Joya High Coyotes and La Joya Juarez-Lincoln Huskies will not play high school football seasons this fall. La Joya Juarez-Lincoln...

McAllen ISD to resume fall sports activities Tuesday

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has approved the reinstatement of on-campus fall sports practices at all three of the district’s high schools — McAllen High,...

PSJA High, North become first Hidalgo Co. Class 6A schools to return to practice

PHARR — Even weeks away from a return to competition with no games to play, the rivalry between the PSJA High Bears and PSJA...

Former Mission High football coach Sonny Detmer dies at 76

MISSION — Sonny Detmer, a long-time Texas high school football and father to current Mission High head coach Koy Detmer, died Tuesday at his...

La Joya ISD to reconsider stance on fall sports

LA JOYA — One month after becoming the first multi-school district in Texas to call off high school fall sports practices and competition, La...

Pirates become first Hidalgo County football program to return to practice

HIDALGO — The Hidalgo Pirates became one of the first Rio Grande Valley schools to return to courts and fields of play to resume...

UTRGV Athletics unveils Vaqueros United initiative, patch

EDINBURG — The UTRGV Athletic Department and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee rolled out its new collective “Vaqueros United” initiative Monday, which seeks to utilize the...

Lopez looks to inspire others as Valley’s first female men’s basketball head coach

McALLEN — Ashleigh Lopez has seemingly always been a part of the Rio Grande Valley’s bustling basketball scene. Whether it’s been as an official, head...

Mission CISD postpones vote on fall sports

MISSION — During a scheduled board meeting Wednesday evening, Mission CISD officials decided to delay a vote on a return date for on-campus practices...

Edinburg CISD: No decision on fall sports return date yet

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD officials clarified the district’s position Tuesday afternoon on a return to in-person learning, as well as fall sports practices and...

McAllen ISD updates stance on return to in-person learning, fall sports

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has updated its position on the return to in-person learning and the resumption of on-campus fall sports practices and other...

UIL amends COVID-19 mitigation guidelines after football’s opening weekend

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of most Texas public high school athletics, amended its already updated COVID-19 mitigation guidelines Tuesday...

McAllen ISD committed to fall sports schedule for now

McALLEN — Multiple sources close to the situation told The Monitor on Monday afternoon that McAllen ISD is committed to and standing by existing...

Rio Grande Valley School Districts COVID-19 Updates

The staff of the Brownsville Herald, The Monitor and the Valley Morning Star have created this page for coronavirus updates that pertain to back-to-school...

Lights, Camera, Action: UIL permits live Friday night football broadcasts

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body for the majority of public high school athletics throughout the state, has decided to greenlight...

District 31-6A reveals zones, protected rivalries for high school football season

EDINBURG — Athletic coordinators and coaches from Edinburg, La Joya, Mission, Pharr and San Juan have begun revealing scheduling changes for this upcoming season,...

Nationals catcher, former Sharyland star Barrera popped with PED suspension

Editor's Note: This story was edited to reflect that Barrera played three season at the University of Texas, not four. McALLEN — Washington Nationals catcher...

UIL updates COVID-19 guidelines for summer, 2020-21

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of a majority of Texas high school athletics, updated its COVID-19 guidelines and policies with...

UIL updates eligibility requirements

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League announced another set of changes Friday for the 2020-21 school year specifically relating to student-athlete eligibility requirements for...

Local coaches, school officials talk COVID-19 challenges

McALLEN — As the Rio Grande Valley’s COVID-19 saga intensifies, school district officials and coaches throughout the region are continuing extensive discussions focused on...

RGV schools discuss COVID policies, path forward for high school athletics

McALLEN — Despite mostly working out of home offices, school administrators and coaches throughout the Rio Grande Valley have been busier than ever before...

Battle for Texas 7-on-7 Tournament canceled

McALLEN — “The Battle for Texas,” an annual state-wide 7-on-7 high school football tournament, has been canceled according to the event organizers. The Battle for...

UIL considers lifting ban on live Friday night football broadcasts

University Interscholastic League executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt announced he was considering lifting the organization’s ban on live, Friday night high school football broadcasts...

Starr County to also require masks in all businesses

The use of facial masks inside business by employees and customers will be required in Starr County beginning Friday. Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said he signed the order Thursday which will be almost exactly the same as those enacted by Hidalgo and Cameron counties. "Last night, we were working on the order when the governor came on and said it was OK," Vera said. "We were waiting to see what the governor's stand was going to be on it." Read the full story at themonitor.com

McAllen ISD joins growing list of districts to shut down summer workouts

McALLEN — McAllen ISD became the latest in a string of school district throughout the Rio Grande Valley that announced Tuesday afternoon that they...

UTRGV basketball season tickets on sale as complete set

EDINBURG — Season tickets for UTRGV Vaqueros men’s and women’s basketball for the 2020-21 season are on sale now and will be available for...

McAllen to host RGV recruiting combine with Rivals, 247Sports

McALLEN — Two major national high school sports recruiting websites will be represented at a first-of-its-kind high school recruiting combine in the Rio Grande...

PSJA High softball stadium renovations under way

SAN JUAN — Renovations to PSJA High’s Josefina S. Ayala Softball Field are off and running with a chance to finish ahead of schedule,...